03/06/06 — THURMAN PIKE

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June 13, 1918 - March 2, 2006

MOUNT OLIVE -- The funeral for Thurman Olan Pike Sr., 87, will be held by the graveside today at 2 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery. The Rev. Clarke Barfield will officiate.

Mr. Pike died Thursday at his home.

He was the son of the late Ira Sankie and Patience Elizabeth Thompson Pike. He retired as a manpower representative with the North Carolina Employment Security Commission and was a long-time member of Masonic Lodge 340 in Pikeville. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Mount Olive and its Peanut Crew.

He is survived by three daughters, Patricia Ann King and Martha Elaine Bryant of Wilmington and Janet Lynn Pike of Goldsboro; two sons, Thurman Olan Pike Jr. of Raleigh and George Stanley Pike of Goldsboro; four grandchildren, Anthony Scott Riggan of Raleigh, Jennifer Ann Hill of Charlotte, Patience Elizabeth Harris of Garner, and Glenwood Lee Davis II of Columbia.

He was preceded in death by a dear friend, Elizabeth Blalock, and is also survived by her two sons, Rudy Blalock and Victor Blalock.

It was Mr. Pike's request that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gift s be given to First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 420, Mount Olive, N.C., 28365.

The family received friends on Sunday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home, and other times at the residence at 120 Woodridge Circle in Mount Olive.


Published in Obituaries on March 6, 2006 1:58 PM